The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association has prepared a template letter to be downloaded, personalised and sent to political leaders, Health Ministers and government representatives attending the conference.
Founded in 2002, the Global Fund is a partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector and people affected by the diseases. The Global Fund raises and invests nearly US $4 billion a year to support programs run by local experts in countries and communities most in need.
Hospice and palliative care is an integral part of the continuum of care for people and their families living with HIV and AIDS, and TB, providing essential pain and symptom management, psychosocial support (including addressing stigma), spiritual care and support in treatment adherence.
However, hospice and palliative care has never been a consistent recipient of funding through the Global Fund. This is a missed opportunity for donor and recipient countries alike.
By engaging with national leaders, hospice and palliative care advocates hope to mobilise more countries to push for inclusion of hospice and palliative care on the Global Fund’s list of recipient programs.
You can download the letter below and personalise it with information about:
- your local, regional and national hospice palliative care programs;
- how funding hospice and palliative care benefits communities and health systems;
- your country’s contribution to hospice and palliative care internationally to date; and
- any other compelling reasons governments may need to put hospice and palliative care funding on the Global Fund’s radar.
The Global Fund letter is available to download via this link.